A revolutionary, science-based approach to meditation from a neuroscientist turned meditation master, The Mind Illuminated is an accessible, step-by-step toolkit for anyone looking to start—or improve—their daily meditation practice. The book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves “brings the path of meditation to life,” The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions. This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices. The Mind Illuminated is an essential read, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.
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A Meditator's Practice Guide to the Mind Illuminated has been designed specifically as a support during meditation, providing quick and easy access to practice details for each stage described in The Mind Illuminated. The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness is the first comprehensive guide to Buddhist meditation for a Western audience. While sitting, open this practice guide to the stage corresponding to your current level of practice. When a question comes to mind or you can't remember some aspect of the practice, you need only glance down for a reminder. Rich illustrations and diagrams offer a quick visual reminder of the challenges and solutions for each stage.
This collection of twenty essays, based on deeply-felt, personal experiences of reading the Lessons and the Text of A Course In Miracles, demonstrates the transformation from the limited, conceptual, egoic self-identity to the limitless Self created by God, seeing with the vision of Christ. This transformation is simply a shift from one state of mind to another, from the self-identity state to the state of mind of the Self. The gap is bridged by the Holy Spirit when you ask for help, realizing you can’t, He can and He will and He does. Throughout the book, this transformation is expressed in reference to poetry, paintings, passages from the New Testament, movies, essays on psychology, the classic comedians, relationships with family and friends, Lindbergh’s historic flight, and so forth. In addition, a sonnet by Jesus graces the page between each chapter. Several of these essays started out as blogposts. To read current posts, please check on this link: http://www.throughamirrorbrightly.blogspot.com
The articles in this book are plain and simple and practical. They reflect the transformative experience of practicing the Lessons of A Course In Miracles. They demonstrate a mind awakening from the dream to the experience of the Peace of God. This awakening is expressed through poems, songs, a Shakespearian sonnet, sonnets from the Course, a “Star Trek” episode, excerpts from a Socratic dialogue, and stories of direct personal experience. What is unique about this book is that it offers the reader opportunities to experience a shift in his own mind. Each article engages the reader by addressing his perceptual, dreaming mind, inviting him to participate in experiencing the alternative to his dreaming. By entering in, the reader can experience a shift from dreaming to awakening to the True Reality of his own Identity.
aspirations, the rise of western monasticism was the most note worthy event of the early centuries. The importance of monasteries cannot be overstressed as sources of spirituality, learning and auto nomy in the intensely masculinized, militarized feudal period. Drawing their members from the highest levels of society, women's monasteries provided an outlet for the energy and ambition of strong-willed women, as well as positions of considerable authority. Even from periods relatively inhospitable to learning of all kinds, the memory has been preserved of a good number of women of education. Their often considerable achievements and influence, however, generally lie outside even an expanded definition of philo sophy. Among the most notable foremothers of this early period were several whose efforts signal the possibility of later philosophical work. Radegund, in the sixth century, established one of the first Frankish convents, thereby laying the foundations for women's spiritual and intellectual development. From these beginnings, women's monasteries increased rapidly in both number and in fluence both on the continent and in Anglo-Saxon England. Hilda (d. 680) is well known as the powerful abbsess of the double monastery of Whitby. She was eager for knowledge, and five Eng lish bishops were educated under her tutelage. She is also accounted the patron of Caedmon, the first Anglo-Saxon poet of religious verse. The Anglo-Saxon nun Lioba was versed in the liberal arts as well as Scripture and canon law.
|Book Title||: A Paraphrase on the New Testament with Notes Doctrinal and Practical and an Advertisement of Difficulties in the Revelations 2 Ed|
|Author||: Richard Baxter|
|Release Date||: 1699|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
A guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism by today's most prominent master of that tradition - with 180 of his gemlike sayings and aphorisms that serve as inspirations to spiritual practice.
In this, the paperback edition of the influential bestseller, Keith Ward dismantles the attacks on religion by scientists, sociologists, and psychologists, who claim that religion is nothing more than a host of naïve superstitions and delusions. Examining the work of thinkers from Sigmund Freud to Emile Durkheim, Ward offers an alternative view, demonstrating religion's key contribution to the human condition and its crucial relevance to the world today.